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Samsung WhatsOn Video won't unintsall/disable

I tried to uninstall/disable it but the "Disable" and "Show notifications" are greyed out -- I have no non rooted phone. I am running Android 4.2.2 on a GT-19205 Mega. Note that the normal "Whatson" ...
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Can I delete factory apps

What all apps that come factory on a LG 70 are safe to delete, or force stop, or disable without affecting the phones performance.
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Rubbish storage

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini which I recently bought for my birthday. The lady in the shop informed me that the phone had a storage space of 16GB which was also as I was only allocated 8GB. The ...
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How to delete bloatware from Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 without a PC

How can I permanently delete Samsung Bloatware from my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 without connecting to a PC?(I don't have a PC, only a Mac) I understand that there is a way, but none that show it will work ...
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How can I see what exactly an application does?

I'm a bit surprised I couldn't find this answers myself. I am a major minimalist when it comes to computers (my desktop and laptop both run strip-down Linuces) and I wanted to get rid of some of the ...
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how to freeze/hibernate system apps in non-root android mobilephones [duplicate]

is there any methods to freeze/hibernate bloatwares on android phones? using samsung galaxy note 3
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How can I install pure android and get rid of bloatware?

I am new here and already posted question on one of the google group, I am curious to know few things regarding android OS. I have Micromax Canvas HD 116 with Android 4.2.2 installed on it. What I ...
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Rooted phone - Cannot remove some bloatware

I have an LG Optimus Elite (Sprint/Ting) thats been rooted. Since its a Sprint phone, it had voluminous crapware, which an install of the NoBloat app took care of a good part of it but I still have a ...
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I have less than 40 apps (including system apps); What else can I remove?

I'm trying to remove as much bloatware as possible, but there is no information about some of them on Google. Here is the list of apps I'm not sure what they are for: com.android.provision ...
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Is removing an app any different from disabling an app?

One of the main advantage of rooting is removing bloatware [I guess]. Is removing unwanted brand-based or operator-based app any different from disabling it from All Application in Settings? I don't ...
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HTC One VX - Rooted and I can't remove bloatware!

My Note 2 was stolen during a mugging recently and I'm using an HTC One VX (ATT) until I can afford to get a better phone; insurance wasn't much help. The problem I'm having is that I unlocked the ...
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Sony Xperia Ray Superuser?

I have managed to unlock the bootloader and flash the phone with a custom ROM (3.0) I can now disable the many app's I don't want but I can't delete them...How do I go about getting access/permissions ...
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Can I reduce app space by deleting unwanted files?

Specifically, I'm an artist and use PicsArt photo studio a lot, which is a great app. The issue is that my phone is ALWAYS low on space (thanks a bunch, sprint bloatware!) So this app is awesome, but ...
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Remove bloatware from a Samsung Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'd like to get rid of a lot of applications I found installed but I'm not going to use. What options do I have? Surfing the web it seems that I cannot do it ...
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Should I update those pre-installed programs that I never use?

There are quite a number of applications that came pre-installed onto my phone when I bought it. I am unable to uninstall any of these without rooting my phone. Every now and then, Google Play will ...
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Facebook and Office suite preinstalled on new Gingerbread device?

I just bought a Gingerbread phone and I was surprised to find Facebook and Office Suite already installed. Do these apps come preinstalled on Gingerbread as on my previous android which was a older ...
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Is there a “temporary root” for Samsung phones?

I have a Samsung stellar from Verizon. I want to temporarily root it (I think the iPhone/iPod one is a tethered root). After I restart my phone, I want it to act like it never was rooted. Ever. If I ...
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How to remove pre-installed apps from Xperia E?

I recently bought a Xperia E and since I am not a Facebook user I'd like to remove it from my phone. That also applies for Google+ and other stuff which is installed on my phone by default but I am ...
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Remove ATT Apps [duplicate]

I just got a S3 from ATT and I see there's plenty of ATT apps I don't like. My friend recommended me other apps that are better that replace the ATT apps. How can I remove these apps? the unsinstall ...
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Ridding Android phone of Snapfish

Something 'gifted' my Samsung Galaxy 2 with a sharing action of Snapfish. Because it is adjacent to my Brother print button, I found it by accident. Other than being there and telling me it actually ...
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Remove bloatware on Galaxy S2 - what are my options?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S2 flashed with stock ROM - ICS v4.0.3, carrier is Virgin Mobile (model #GT-I9100M). There is some bloatware installed by Samsung, which causes minor problems, such as ...
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How do you disable system apps in Android 4.x.x (and up)?

I heard you can "freeze" or "disable" apps starting in Android 4.0 without rooting. How do you do it?
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How To Fix Broken Contacts Storage (Droid 3 v2.3.4)?

Symptoms I receive a force close from com.motorola.contacts when I try to edit my contacts I can view my contacts The issue started immediately after I tried removing the thousand pound bundle of ...
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Remove TeleNav GPS app from myTouch 4G Slide

After accepting a system update, I found that T-Mobile installed TeleNav GPS on my phone. Tech tier support tells me there is no way to remove it since it is installed as a "system level" app or ...
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What does the “O2 Menu” app do?

My Samsung Galaxy Mini has an app on it called "O2 Menu". I did not install it, so I can only assume it was installed by the vendor prior to selling it to me (the phone is on Tesco Mobile PAYG, which ...
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Disable LiveWare manager

I have rooted my Sony Ericsson Neo V by downgrading to .42 and using Zergrush, without unlocking the boot loader. Now I want to remove the LiveWare service. NoBloat and similar apps don't show it. How ...
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I've rooted my tablet, now how do I get rid of this bloatware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rooted Phone but still can't uninstall Apps I just went through the process of rotting my Galaxy Tablet 10.1. I used these instructions, and the process went ...
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Delete programs pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy 551 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? How can I delete some programs that are pre-installer on my phone? On settings I can't delete them, is ...
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How do you remove locked apps without rooting? With Android SDK? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I really don't want to root my phone. It works fine as is, except for having the extra unwated apps. ...
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Remove bloatware from Acer Liquid Mini (E310)

I am trying to remove Apps installed from phone vendor, like docs to go, without success. I have read How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? and similar topics and I have ...
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Droid X, how to get rid of Motorola Mobile Services?

So I'm used to the original Motorola Droid, I recent picked up a Droid X, and nothing seems to be the same. To start, I cant add a second Gmail account to the Gmail app, in fact, ANY account I try to ...
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What to do with 'duplicate' apps? (ie. HTC version and 'vanilla' version)

I was going through my app list today when I saw: Facebook Facebook for HTC Sense similarly, there are other "duplicate" apps like Peep & Twitter, Mail & Gmail, Calendar (red) ...
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Rooted Phone but still can't uninstall Apps

So I finally temp-rooted my HTC Desire HD and set about trying to uninstall some of the stock apps that came with it (Stocks (no pun intended), Facebook for HTc and so on). But it won't let me - the ...
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How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor?

I'm using a Samsung I9000 and I have some annoying apps that came pre installed by the phone vendor, like a music store, a custom web browser and other memory leaking apps. Those crappy apps can't be ...
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How to Uninstall HTC Applications/Widgets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I've just treated ...
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How can I remove 'Orange' apps?

I have a bunch of complete crap apps on my phone which I can't move to the SD card, so they are taking up about 10mb of space on my phone, which is irritating when I want to update my phone as I need ...
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How do you remove pre-installed apps on a rooted phone?

I have a rooted Nexus One and want to remove some of the pre-installed applications, like Amazon MP3, for example. What is the best way to do this?
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How can I prevent unwanted pre-installed apps from automatically running on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? As I can't uninstall certain programs that come with a phone (My case HTC Desire (not rooted)) how can I prevent ...